GAZA, (PIC)-- Israeli warplanes blasted three mosques in different areas of the Gaza Strip at dawn Tuesday with no casualties reported.
Eyewitnesses said that Israeli warplanes fired a number of missiles at Shuhada al-Aqsa mosque in downtown Gaza City reducing it to rubble. All houses surrounding the mosque were damaged due to the raid.
Another raid targeted al-Farouk mosque in Rafah city, south of the Strip, locals reported.
Al-Abrar mosque in Deir al-Balah in central Gaza Strip was completely destroyed in a third raid after two missiles slammed into it, local sources said.
The Israeli military campaign on Gaza that started 15 days ago has so far destroyed 40 mosques, 15 of them were leveled to the ground while 25 were partially destroyed, the Palestinian ministry of housing and public works said in a statistical report.